Perfect the Look of Your Smile with Permanent Veneers
There is no reason to put up with gaps, stains, discoloration, or chips in your teeth. The Cody Dental Group in Denver, CO, has the answer you’ve been searching for through our innovative dental veneers. Veneers placed on top of your teeth can correct nature’s mistake or the results of an injury and help you have a beautiful smile. Veneers are a top-rated solution among dental patients because of their life-like tooth appearance. They are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain) designed to cover the front side of your teeth and hide cosmetic defects. Our practice can help you with the complete installations of these dental instruments to restore and revitalize your smile. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin dental applications that cover cosmetic imperfections on your teeth. Exceptional at hiding stained, discolored, cracked, and chipped teeth, veneers cover the (visible) outside layer of teeth to create a more aesthetically pleasing look. Veneers are customized to your unique teeth and smile. They can last for 25+ years and create natural symmetry that blends all the surrounding teeth seamlessly. Depending on your specific dental goals, veneers make the perfect tool to hide fading, cracking, chipping, or injury. Though a small portion of your tooth may be removed for a better fit, replacement veneers do not fade or wear over time, giving you the revolutionary dental solution you need, now and for the future. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment.
When Would I Get Veneers?
“Why do people get veneers?” It is a question we hear a lot at the Cody Dental Group when consulting with patients. The truth is patients opt for veneers for many excellent reasons. When teeth are discolored, cracked, chipped, or crooked, veneers make an extraordinary enhancement. There are times when whitening products simply don’t work. Veneers whiten teeth permanently without the use of gels, trays, UV lamps, or anything else. They are one of the best ways for a patient to get their confidence back. Laughing, smiling, and talking freely make a great impression. When patients have gaps in their teeth, misalignments, or worn-down teeth, it prevents them from living life to the fullest. Veneers are the solution to that problem, providing stunning continuity that is guaranteed to impress. Contact us today to learn more about everything veneers can do to brighten your smile.
What You Need to Know About Veneers
Veneers are one of the most effective ways to get a new, brilliant smile. But before choosing veneers, there advantages and disadvantages you should know about so you can make the right decision for your dental work. The veneer specialist here at the Cody Dental Group will walk you through all the details, giving you the guidance and insights you expect from true professionals. Let’s take some time to review:
- Advantages: Veneers are custom designed and crafted to perfectly fit your teeth and jaw. Our experts pay close attention to the unique state of your teeth and seamlessly blend your veneers to match their color and shade. Once implanted, veneers make the ideal solution for chipped, discolored, or slightly crooked teeth. They are durable, lasting for almost 25 years with little to no maintenance, and do not wear or erode from everyday use.
- Disadvantages: Veneers can be cost-prohibitive. If you are getting dental work on a budget, veneers may not be the option for you. Veneers are permanent and cannot be easily altered once installed.
The Veneers Procedure
The veneer process begins with a discussion about the shape and design you want from your smile. Once the plan is in place, our dentist will prepare your teeth for the veneer placement. We have available a computer future modeling software (Smileography) that takes your picture and applies the changes to help you visualize any changes you would like to make or see. After the treatment plan is realized, impressions are taken, models are made, and then sent to the dental technician at a laboratory to create your veneers. On the final visit, before placing your new veneer, your dental professional will remove a small amount of your tooth to make room for the veneer. We then bond them to your teeth, ensuring a great smile that lasts a lifetime. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your next appointment.
Types of Veneers Available
Another consideration for your dental veneer work is the type of veneer you want. Our practice offers a full range of veneer options, all with their own advantages. Take some time to review the various veneer types to prepare for your personalized consultation with our dental specialists:
- Porcelain: Porcelain veneers are a thin shell that is custom-fitted to each tooth. They offer improved strength, durability, stain resistance, and a more natural-looking surface. Less tooth enamel must be removed than a crown or a cap, making porcelain veneers one of the more popular choices among patients.
- Composite Veneers: Composite veneers are made of composite resin material. Fabricated in a lab and then applied directly to your teeth, composite veneers can better withstand abrasions and fractures. However, they can also cost more than other options.
- Lumineers: Lumineers are a type of advanced porcelain veneers, which require no preparation work or teeth grinding before installation. Though used to treat damaged and discolored teeth, they are more translucent than standard porcelain veneers, making them the wrong choice for patients with several severely discolored teeth.
Veneers vs. Crowns
Though very similar in purpose, veneers and crowns have significant design differences that make them unique. Both will repair and improve your smile’s look and feel, yet do so at varying degrees of efficiency and coverage. For instance, to start, veneers are made of a thin layer of porcelain, which is permanently bonded to your tooth. While crowns can be all-porcelain, they are often infused with metal for added strength. Crowns are used for teeth with fillings, root canals, and extensive cracking or damage. They can also be used to brace adjoining teeth. Veneers are primarily a cosmetic tool used for minor shape corrections, discolorations, and alignments of intact teeth. Finally, crowns and veneers are both expensive procedures. However, the amount of prep and additional work involved with crowns makes them one of the most costly dental procedures you can undergo. Contact the Cody Dental Group to discover which option is right for you.
Contact The Cody Dental Group for Expert Veneer Work
All veneers from the Cody Dental Group are constructed of the most durable ceramic materials available in our industry and custom-designed to give you long-lasting protection against stains, discoloration, and tooth decay. If you have questions concerning whether veneers are the right choice for you, contact us today. Our dental experts will always answer all of your inquiries and put your mind at ease.